August 30, 2019 / 2:29 PM / 21 days ago

Poland's ruling party has 47% support before October vote

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) still enjoys the highest support of any group before parliamentary elections in October, according to a poll released on Friday.

A PiS-led coalition led the poll with 47% support. It main rival, Civic Coalition, which includes Civic Platform (PO), was at 19%. The leftist bloc Lewica had 9% and PSL/Kukiz’15 had 6%. The state polls was conducted by CBOS on Aug. 22-29.

Poland, the biggest post-communist country in the European Union, will hold elections to the lower and upper houses of parliament on Oct. 13 after four years of PiS rule.

Reporting by Marcin Goclowski, editing by Larry King

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